Research project: SODHA

SODHA: Social Sciences and Digital Humanities Archive

2014-2021| Regional funding


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The Social Sciences and Digital Humanities Archive (SODHA) is a brand new digital archive, freely available for Belgian researchers active in the fields of social sciences and digital humanities. In light of the significant international trend around open science, SODHA anticipates on the Belgian demands concerning the safe preservation and access to research data of the social sciences and digital humanities. Our data deposits are based on the FAIR-principles: findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. To researchers active in social sciences and digital humanities, SODHA offers an overview of available (open) research datasets and multiple different options for data retention and for opening-up their valuable datasets.

SODHA is led by data experts from the State Archives of Belgium and financed by the Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Data stored in SODHA are saved on local servers of the State Archives. Research Groups DEMO (UCLouvain) and Interface Demography (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) offer support for the further development of the archive. SODHA is the official Belgian representative in the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA).